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Behaviour Policy

NEW INVENTION JUNIOR SCHOOL BEHAVIOUR POLICY 2016-2017

Aim

A well behaved school is one in which there is a climate where students feel safe, enjoy learning, engage enthusiastically in activities, can access the curriculum and achieve high standards. The staff of this school aim to promote positive relationships, trust and co-operation to secure an enjoyable learning environment where expectations are clear and conflict is minimized.

In implementing this Behaviour Policy, we must be clear that each child is valued and that it is the inappropriate behaviour that is not wanted, not the child.

 Underpinning value: Everyone attending or working at New Invention Junior School has a right to: 

  • recognition of their unique identity;
  • be treated with respect and dignity;
  • learn and work in a safe environment
  • be protected from harm, violence, assault and acts of verbal abuse

Everyone is responsible for making sure New Invention Junior School is a happy, secure place to learn. All members of the school: parents, pupils, staff, governors and the community work as a team to ensure this.

At School, there is an expectation of outstanding behaviour at all times. We believe that high standards of behaviour need to be in place both in our school community and in the wider community, to show respect and to enable effective learning to take place. We believe that working in partnership with parents and carers enables all children to demonstrate the learning and social behaviours we expect. Our school community offers an ‘open door policy’ where parents and carers are invited to discuss our approaches to developing positive, constructive relationships and exemplary behaviour. In turn, we expect support from parents and carers to ensure that children behave safely and with consideration and respect.

What can children do to help?

  • Show everybody respect and consideration.
  • Follow rules.
  • Come to school ready to learn.
  • Take responsibility for their actions.

What can parents and carers do to help?

  • Make sure that your child arrives at school prepared for the day’s learning.
  • Collect your child on time at the end of the school day.
  • Support your child’s education at home.
  • Help your child to understand the rules and the need for them.
  • Send your child to school in school uniform.
  • Label all school clothes and possessions.
  • Support the school’s rewards and sanctions.
  • Discuss any worries or concerns with school staff.

Parents and Carers can expect staff and helpers to…

  • Make sure that your child feels happy and safe in school.
  • Make sure your child always has someone to talk to.
  • Listen to all sides of the story when problems occur.
  • Use rewards and sanctions fairly.
  • Remain calm and respectful in all situations.
  • Value your child as an individual and appreciate and celebrate their achievements.
  • Listen to any worries and concerns you have.

Self-Discipline.

It is important that children learn to manage their own behaviour. We help them by:

  • Encouraging pupils to take responsibility for their own actions.
  • Making pupils aware that all their actions have consequences – some positive, some negative.
  • Helping pupils to build their self-esteem.
  • Reinforcing the school rules.
  • Consistently rewarding appropriate behaviour and sanctioning inappropriate behaviour. 

BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT STRATEGY 2016/17

At New Invention Junior School, we believe that positive relationships with clear guidelines and expectations for behaviour is essential to a thriving learning environment. Our behaviour policy is based on the idea of choices and consequences. Adults model positive behaviours at all times . Children are expected to take the responsibility for their behaviour. They also have to accept the consequences of certain behaviours. Individual staff use praise and positive talk with children, so that a there is a positive ‘can do’ culture and children feel that they are valued .

Rewards.

We are proud of how our pupils behave in school and in the community. They are a credit to themselves, their parents or carers, and the school. We reward children in a variety of ways, throughout the day and at planned times during the week, term and year. We use verbal praise frequently and consistently to acknowledge children’s efforts and achievements. We also use a range of rewards: stickers, postcards home, house points, special certificates, assemblies, trophies and star of the week awards. We believe that Rewards are a vital part of building up a child’s self esteem aswell as celebrating individual and group achievement.

Whole School Approach to the use of the ‘Good To Be Green’ System.

All class teachers develop their own classroom rules which relate to the ‘Good to be Green’ System and are displayed around school.  As part of the ‘Good to be Green’ system, all children start on GREEN and remain there, unless they have to be spoken to about unacceptable behaviour. Teachers use their professional judgement judiciously for those who may have ‘slipped’ and reward/sanction as appropriate. Children who have been on ‘Red’ after the structured system of warnings below will receive a sanction of missing part of their break time. Teachers keep class logs of the ‘Good to be Green’ system, this is also monitored by our Care, Guidance & Support Manager.

Our structured system for sanctions is as follows. All adults follow this system.

For low-level disruptive behaviour we all use the same system:

  1. non- verbal signs, eye contact etc to show adult is aware of situation
  2. first comment: request not to continue with inappropriate behaviour, praise other children for appropriate behaviour.
  3. tell children not to continue with behaviour: move if necessary.
  4. tell children behaviour is unacceptable and turn their green card to white, giving warning that if it continues it will be moved to yellow.
  5. If behaviour continues when on yellow, the child’s name is moved to RED.
  6. The child can then be seen by the Care, Guidance & Support Manager, Head Teacher or Deputy.

N.B: Children can go straight to red for

  • hurting
  • spitting
  • swearing
  • extreme disrespect e.g. repeated disobedience.

Fixed term/Permanent Exclusion

Should the inappropriate behaviour persist, the child could be excluded from the school for an appropriate period at the Headteacher’s discretion.  Should the inappropriate behaviour persist or the behaviour is considered serious enough (such as attacking a member of staff or peer), the Headteacher will invoke permanent exclusion.

The behaviour policy is embedded into whole school practice and involves all staff and pupils. It is based on positive reinforcement, rewarding appropriate behaviour, and puts the responsibility onto the pupils themselves for their behaviour.

This policy will be reviewed each year

Next review December 2017